“Happy birthday!” A crowd shouted as Rowland walked into Eliza’s house.
Inside, the happy faces of his friends and coworkers greeted him with smiles and applause.
“Rowland, aren’t you going to introduce me to your lovely friend?” A sly voice said behind him.
Rowland turned to see the creature. It was in its human form: no wings, his skin was pale, and his hair was a dark brown. Only his eyes betrayed him; they were as black as Rowland remembered.
Rowland’s heart pounded. Barely able to sputter out a sentence, he said “Eliza, this is…”
“Vick,” the creature interjected, extending his hand to Eliza, who shook it politely.
Inside, Rowland was screaming like a madman as he watched her skin come into contact his.
As soon as Eliza was distracted, Rowland forcefully grabbed the creature by the arm.
“You touch her again, and I swear I’ll kill you myself. Got it?”
“Bit jumpy, aren’t we?” it said with a crafty grin.
A moment later, the creature was gone, leaving Rowland grasping the air where its arm had been.
BlogFlash 2012 is a 30 Day challenge to write a 50-100 word post each day based on that day’s prompt. All my posts will be linked as a continuous story, a prequel to a series I’ve been writing.
Be sure to check out Terri Long’s BlogFlash 2012!